Introduzione

Utilizzare questa guida per sostituire l'unità ottica con un secondo disco rigido. Alcuni alloggiamenti delle unità hanno un'altezza di 7 mm, mentre altri di 9,5 mm. In base alle dimensioni dell'alloggiamento dell'unità, potrebbe essere necessario un distanziatore per posizionare correttamente l'SSD.

Se la spatola è stata acquistata da iFixit.com, è possibile saltare questo passaggio. Le spatole vendute da iFixit hanno i bordi già sottoposti a molatura.
  • Se la spatola è stata acquistata da iFixit.com, è possibile saltare questo passaggio. Le spatole vendute da iFixit hanno i bordi già sottoposti a molatura.

  • Per aprire il case, occorre una spatola. Una spatola sottile da 3,81 cm è l'ideale, tuttavia occorre levigarne il bordo. Strofinare il bordo corto della spatola in avanti e all'indietro su un foglio di carta vetrata a grana grezza (da 100 è ottimale) finché non si ottiene un bordo levigato.

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Inserire con attenzione una spatola nella fessura fra il coperchio superiore e l'alloggiamento inferiore. Iniziare dal lato sinistro. Premere la lama finché non si avverte una certa resistenza (circa 0,95 cm).
  • Inserire con attenzione una spatola nella fessura fra il coperchio superiore e l'alloggiamento inferiore. Iniziare dal lato sinistro. Premere la lama finché non si avverte una certa resistenza (circa 0,95 cm).

  • Allargare delicatamente la fessura facendo leva sul manico della spatola verso il basso e lontano dal Mac mini.

  • È consigliabile iniziare dal centro e quindi procedere lungo il bordo finché l'alloggiamento inferiore non si sgancia leggermente.

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  • A questo punto, inserire la spatola nella fessura sul lato dello slot dell'unità ottica del computer.

  • Far pressione sulla spatola verso il basso, mentre si opera lungo il bordo del Mac mini, finché l'alloggiamento inferiore non si separa ulteriormente da quello superiore.

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  • Ripetere la medesima procedura indicata nei passaggi precedenti per il lato destro del Mac mini.

  • A questo punto, attorno al perimetro del Mac mini, dovrebbe essere presente una notevole apertura fra gli alloggiamenti superiore e inferiore.

  • Capovolgere il Mac mini.

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  • Sollevare delicatamente l'alloggiamento superiore dal Mac mini e conservarlo altrove.

  • Potrebbe essere necessario inclinare da una parte e dall'altra l'alloggiamento superiore durante il sollevamento da quello inferiore. Se le linguette si bloccano sull'alloggiamento superiore, liberarle mediante la spatola.

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  • Più avanti nella guida, occorrerà rimuovere diverse viti con testa a croce incassate. Di solito, i portapunta sono troppo grandi per entrare negli incassi, pertanto accertarsi di avere a disposizione un cacciavite con testa a croce sottile e con albero.

  • Per prima cosa rimuovere l'antenna AirPort (la più grande delle due), in prossimità del pulsante di alimentazione.

  • Premere leggermente le due linguette di fissaggio l'una verso l'altra e sollevare l'antenna AirPort dal proprio alloggiamento.

  • Premere eccessivamente le due linguette può spezzarle dal telaio interno, pertanto operare delicatamente.

  • Durante la reinstallazione, occorre premere leggermente le due linguette affinché si adattino alle aperture sulla scheda dell'antenna AirPort.

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  • Utilizzare la punta di un inseritore per sollevare leggermente il lato sinistro del bloccacavo ZIF dal rispettivo connettore femmina.

  • Il bloccacavo ZIF si solleverà di circa 1 mm per poi arrestarsi. Non tentare di rimuovere completamente il bloccacavo ZIF.

Now also lift the right side of the ZIF cable lock up from its socket.

chriZ - Replica

Good catch of the incomplete unlocking instructions. ;P

lamarhavard -

Hmmm... what if I didn't read this before and I removed the cable and the lock sort of broke?... what would happen... would I experience problems? I can still put the cable back in place and push the lock back down with the spudger.

Dan O - Replica

Same. I totally removed the lock , the edges are busted and won't stay in place, How can I get the cable to stay? what's the fix?

Suzanne -

Dan O & Suzanne, hold the cable in the socket and put a dab of hot glue on both sides, It's non-conductive and should hold...worked for me.

lamarhavard -

does any one know, where to get the connector from zhe ZIF Cable?

someone, that preowned my mac broke the holder!

julian gmeiner - Replica

Julian, did you ever find where to get a replacement lock for the Zip Cable. Mine is also broken..

Suzanne -

This is not my first memory replacement in a Mini and I got over-confident and stupidly fully removed the audio cable ZIF lock and assumed I had broken something. But, now that I have read this guide more carefully, I am not sure. I sure would love to hear some detailed instructions for putting a ZIF lock back on.

Is it possible that I have removed it without having broken it? If I have broken it, do I have to buy a new cable? Just a new ZIF lock? A new audio board? This is a 2.0 GHz A1176.

Thanks!

GalvanicMacPro - Replica

Michael, Mine seems to be broken. I bought & tried the Kapton Tape that was suggested & still no sound.

Suzanne -

C’est la première que je doit déverrouiller un câble ZIF. Je précise qu’il faut lever à gauche et à droite, ça force un peu, prendre appui sur le boitier du Mac, comme e montre la photo.

La partie noire reste dans la partie blanche (+1 mm), et la nappe flexible sort par le haut.

Ludovic - Replica

  • Sollevare il cavo piatto della scheda audio dal connettore femmina.

  • Se non si solleva dal connettore, il bloccacavo ZIF non è del tutto sbloccato. Verificare che sia sollevato in modo uniforme di circa 1 mm dal connettore femmina nella scheda di interconnessione.

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  • Ruotare il Mac mini affinché il meccanismo di caricamento dello slot SuperDrive sia rivolto verso l'utente.

  • Mediante un paio di pinzette, sollevare connettore del cavo del sensore termico del disco rigido dal connettore femmina sulla scheda logica.

  • Prendere il connettore con le pinzette (come indicato nell'immagine), ma non prendere i fili.

  • Il connettore si trova sotto l'apertura dell'unità ottica, accanto alla batteria PRAM.

Managed to leave this connected by flopping back the drive rather than totally removing

pglock - Replica

WATCH OUT!!

separated one of the wires from the connector very easily. i would have preferred to use a spudger at this step. the tweezers in effect snipped the wire!!

mklsvg - Replica

As my experience you should definitely use angeled tweezers as shown in several pictures. To avoid stripped cable deflash sharp edges of the tweezers a little bit. I never experienced problems when using that kind of tool carefully.

Timpetou - Replica

I've had to remove a few of these connectors on iBooks and other small Apple devices ... I've found that, with careful and gentle pressure (working first one side and then the other) using a small flat-headed jeweller's screwdriver is best.

Mike Haines - Replica

I agree Mike.

dixieskettlecorn -

Note where the airport antennae connecting wire comes out from the interior along the top. When reassembling, it has to be routed the same way, or it won't reach its install position.

robert - Replica

If your fan runs at high speed after you complete this project, you have forgotten to reconnect the thermal sensor.

Curt - Replica

  • Nei prossimi passaggi, verranno rimosse le quattro viti con testa a croce che fissano il telaio interno al case inferiore. Ciascun passaggio comprende un'immagine riepilogativa che mostra la posizione generale e un primo piano sulla vite specifica.

  • Rimuovere la vite con testa a croce incassata accanto al pulsante di alimentazione, che fissa il telaio interno all'alloggiamento inferiore.

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  • Rimuovere la vite con testa a croce incassata accanto alla spia della modalità sospensione, che fissa il telaio interno all'alloggiamento inferiore.

  • Delle quattro viti che fissano il telaio interno al case inferiore, questa è la lunga.

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  • Rimuovere la vite con testa a croce dal telaio interno, in prossimità dell'antenna Bluetooth.

Before removing any of these screws, there is another step needed which is not here:

On the front of the optical drive, right side as you look at the slot-load, is a small blue board attached by a single black screw. This needs to be removed before the optical drive can be taken out.

Mike Haines - Replica

  • Rimuovere la vite con testa a croce accanto alle porte audio, che fissa il telaio interno al case inferiore.

On reassembly, if you don't have a magnetic screwdriver, a tiny dab of grease at the tip of your screwdriver will help hold the screw on the driver so you can lower it into the recessed slot.

pfbloom - Replica

  • Sollevare delicatamente il telaio interno dall'alloggiamento inferiore, facendo attenzione a non incastrare il cavo dell'antenna AirPort o altri cavi.

  • Potrebbe essere necessario tirare in prossimità della scheda di interconnessione per la separazione dalla scheda logica.

At this point be careful that you don't pull out the Airport antenna ... but if you do, just check that it is back before re-assembling.

Mike Haines - Replica

During re-assembly, the internal frame has to go in at an angle ... the back of the optical drive goes in first.

This means that you can seat the fan cover correctly, but more importantly, there is an interconnect board on the back of the optical drive that must be firmly pushed back into its housing on the logic board.

Mike Haines - Replica

Reassembly: Before slipping the main frame back into its place, refer to earlier photos, ensuring proper routing of the WiFi cable.

Steve - Replica

If, like me, you pull the wire on the airport antenna free, it snaps back into place easily. The connector is on the extra card screwed to the motherboard that looks like it has a phone battery embedded in it. The connector is at the top of the 'battery'. This accessory card is the wifi card, so it makes sense that the antenna plugs onto this.

Dan - Replica

  • È possibile rimuovere l'antenna Bluetooth semplicemente sollevandola dal telaio interno.

  • Rimuovere l'antenna Bluetooth dal telaio interno premendo entrambi i lati della scheda il più vicino al centro possibile.

  • L'operazione potrebbe richiedere della forza.

I tried using quite a bit of force and still this board would not come free. In the end I didn't remove it and found I could do the repair without removing it!

Mike Haines - Replica

use tweezers at other side to clamp and push the whitestud trough, otherwise you might brake it

joost - Replica

I left this piece in place and the optical drive wiggled around it. I applied as much force as I was comfortable with and I did not want to break the Blue Tooth antenna. This was a good work around and did not cause much if any trouble removing the old drive or placing the new drive into the computer.

sikkingj - Replica

Comme le dit Mike, l’antenne est un peu dure à enlever. Elle peut être laisée en place, à l’étape 20, lever le lecteur par le coin opposé à la carte d’interconnexion, pour extraire le lecteur par l’avant.

Ludovic - Replica

  • Rimuovere le due viti con testa a croce che fissano l'unità ottica al telaio interno.

A Phillips #0 is definitely required for this!

Javier Campos Delgado - Replica

  • Ruotare il Mac mini di 180 gradi e rimuovere le due viti con testa a croce che fissano l'unità ottica al telaio interno sull'altro lato.

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  • Rimuovere le due viti con testa a croce che fissano la scheda di interconnessione all'unità ottica.

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  • Mediante l'estremità piatta di un inseritore, separare la scheda dall'unità ottica.

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  • Sollevare l'unità ottica dal telaio interno.

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  • Rimuovere il posizionatore di plastica dal case del disco rigido dell'alloggiamento ottico, premendo una delle clip poste lateralmente e sollevandolo dal case.

The bay and dvd drive cable at iFixit is $40.00 (Unibody Laptop Dual Drive)

But for $10 more you can get an external casing that will protect your super drive form MCE (http://store.mcetech.com/Merchant2/merch...) A total of $50 dollars. It is what I used and works great and looks pretty and is guaranteed to protect your superdrive. MCE also gives you a disk with software to patch the DVD Player to work with external dvd drives. So For an extra $10 dollars you get better software functionality and a case for your super drive. It works great.

Robert Wacker - Replica

Robert, do you by chance also know where to buy an external drive case to make the old hard disk an external portable hard disk ?

Nina Nokia -

  • Verificare che i connettori del disco rigido siano rivolti verso il basso prima di posizionarlo nel case.

  • Posizionare il disco rigido delicatamente nell'apposito slot del case.

  • Tenendo saldamente il case in posizione con una mano, premere il disco rigido nei connettori del case con l'altra.

It is not a good idea to put fast SSDs into the optibay. System tries to negotiate at 6 Gbit, but it fails; disk is recognized but it couldn't even be formatted. I've waisted a lot of time to find a reason. After swapping SSD with original mac's HD both work properly, one at 6, another at 3 Gbit

nicholas - Replica

Good to know, thanks!

zondervon -

No problems here with a Samsung EVO in the optical bay. Only downside that is not really fast (80-90 mb/s) but amazing performances on booting time, shut off and opening programs.

Mike - Replica

I have to withdraw my comment. It is NOT a good idea to put a SATAIII SSD in the optical bay. It gives random freezes. Swapping it with a HD is indeed better. Better read/writes too. Only downside is that SMS won't work on the optical bay so treat your baby with care. Also Sleep issues might occur when placing a HD in the optical bay (a total freezing system). I already wasted a HD that was in the optical bay.

Mike - Replica

I've replaced the optibay with a samsung 840 pro but can't format it nor copy files (a few files work) to it. Do you suggest putting the HDD in the optibay instead? Did you clone the HDD to the SSD before swapping them? Will my Mac boot from the HDD the first time I boot even though it's in the optibay? I would really appreciate an answer, I've spent too many hours trying to figure it out!

Carl - Replica

Also had this same problem. Tried and failed a Samsung firmware upgrade. Ended up send drive back to Amazon.

Andrew -

Okay it seems like some models of MacBook Pro have issues with a fast (6Gbit/s) SSD in the optical bay. Even though my Mac says it offers 6Gbit on both bays it simply didn't work in the optical bay. So I switched places between the two drives and everything seems to work. My Mac booted from the old HDD in optical bay automatically and then I cloned it afterwards and changed the startup disk to the new one. As said before, don't put a fast SSD in the optical bay!

Carl - Replica

Hello Carl. What have you done after switching places between the two drives? Can you explain it with more details please? I have the HDD in the hard drive place, and an SSD in the optibay, and I have a lot of freeze / beachball. Thanks.

danielsam55 -

I'm on a Macbook pro 13" Late 2011.

danielsam55 -

I have the startup set to the SSD in the optibay.

danielsam55 -

I've already done it. switch the hard drives and reboot, that's all. Working without beachballs XD

danielsam55 -

My understanding is that SSDs will work (at 6Gbps) in the optical bay of late-2011 13" MBP models but not in late-2011 15" or 17" models and not in earlier 13" models. Are those of you reporting problems installing on late-2011 13" models (MD313LL/A [2.4Ghz] or MD314LL/A [2.8 GHz])?

Steve - Replica

I'm experiencing the same issues with the HDDs in the optical bay. I've tried multiple drives (WD caviar blue 3G and a Seagate 6G) with no luck thus far. I replaced the SATA cable and that didn't help with either drive. My SSD still works fine in the main bay but I would like the extra storage.

For those of you who got the HDD in the optical bay working, which HDD (brand and model) did you use?

My MBP is a Late 2011 15" (8.2)

woestmab - Replica

My understanding is that SSD in the optibay for 2011 MBPs will only work on the late-2011 13" model (not the 15" or 17"). I can confirm that it works in my late-2011 13" MBP. I have a Samsung EVO 500GB in my optibay (HGST 1TB in the hard drive bay) with no problems at all: negotiated link speed of 6Gbits for both drives and not beach balls or other slowdowns.

Steve -

I'm not trying to put an SSD in the optical bay. As I said, I've tried multiple HDDs but none of them seem to work. I know that it's possible to put an HDD in the optical bay because I bought the computer with one in it but it seems that none are recognized. I have tried multiple brands and speeds with no luck. I would like to know which specific model of HDD works in the late 2011 15" optical bay.

Thanks

woestmab -

Many people have this problem and they all had the 2011 MBP model. The SATA controllers are both 6Gb/s on optic drive and HDD from 2012 (mid 2012 anyway). And of course we're talking about the non-retina. The last non-retina came out mid 2012.

maniajami - Replica

I just installed a Crucial M200 6 GB/s ssd in a 2012 15" Macbook Pro, working without issues. It seems the 2011 models are problematic.

Martin G - Replica

Whats the size of this caddy?

Looks like no one has any clue. I can see following sizes:

12.7mm universal

12.7mm unibody

9.5mm universal

9.5mm unibody

I have a macbook pro mid 2012 non retina

saran3h.bansal - Replica

  • Una volta agganciato il disco rigido, reinserire il posizionatore di plastica tenendo il disco premuto contro la parte inferiore del case.

Make sure you have removed the 2 screws at the end of your super driver unit and move it to your NewHD bay with the metal piece eye loop.

Kamiiyu - Replica

Normally with the HD enclosure there come a set of screws. use these to screw down the HD in the enclosure since you need to flip it up side down to reinstall it into the MBP

Bart - Replica

Here they picture Crucial as their choice, you can also find some great options at Samsung (it is what I installed and it works just as good if not better than the crucial I installed in my wife's iMac. here is their site http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/solid...

Its just another great option. Also when installing SSDs make sure to enable TRIM support (crashes can and probably will occur if you don't) TRIM enabler is available free and the pro version is $10 http://www.cindori.org/software/trimenab... It is the easiest solution for this issue.

Robert Wacker - Replica

  • Fissare l'unità al case con due viti con testa a croce n. 1.

With the particular drive bay adaptor I used, these attachment screws were already fitted to the adaptor but were found at the sides, not underneath. Indeed, the adaptor had no screw holes on the underside.

jjsanderson - Replica

At first I couldn't get my machine to even turn on - thought it was the battery connector, but in the end I just had to reset the SMC. (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964 - see "Resetting the SMC on portables with a battery you should not remove on your own").

mainframe - Replica

  • Collegare la staffa dell'unità ottica al nuovo case mediante due viti con testa a croce n. 0.

  • Ricollegare tutti i cavi rimossi dall'unità ottica originale nel case dell'alloggiamento ottico.

I have the drive installed with this bay, but the drive does not appear in the Disk Utility. I see a 'Nvidia MCP79 AHCI' in the system information, but no drive listed with it. Is there some special driver needed to get the MCP to see the drive?

toddfletcher - Replica

Replaced the optical with hdd, as well as replaced the hard drive with an ssd. Now I get the circle with a line through it. But, when I hold the option key down, it gives me both hard drives, PLUS, the thumb drive I have in the USB port with a Mountain Lion installer. It even shows the recovery disks, but gives me the circle with the line when I choose one. Any help is appreciated.

claude - Replica

Mate,

My mbp shipped with OS 10.8, and I had upgraded twice to 10.10

I've a 10.7 USB which upgraded my old MBP.

My plan today was to boot with my new ssd, my time machine back up and the Lion usb plugged in.

I would then click on the Lion usb, and tell it to put the OS and time machine back up on the ssd.

So I help down ALT and when it started it gave me the options of the usual Mac internal or the Lion USB.

I clicked Lion, but instead of taking me to the install options (Disk utility, restore from time machine etc etc) it gave me that grey circle with a diagonal line through it. The no entry sign - grey on grey - that I think you have.

Some googling said that it is because I was trying to usb a 10.7 install on a MBP that shipped 10.8

You can't go back, apparently.

So if any of the OSs are older than the mac you got, you will get this error. The grey in grey no entry.

I just cloned my HDD to my ssd (Carbon copy cloner free 30 day trial) using an external stat-usb3 wire and all is good.

Rory -

it does not recognize the hard drive in the enclosure, what should i do?

elvin00 - Replica

simple question, how do I use the removed drive to play a DVD? Why don't I just use digital media...yadayada...I know. I'm currently in the hospital, did this drive swap for busy work. The littles want to watch an old DVD and I can't solve the issue.

gator6 - Replica

This will give you instructions on how to get your DVD player to work in an external enclosure: http://macenstein.com/default/2011/07/ho...

Steve -

I have a 17" Macbook Pro6,1 unibody with an Intel Core i5, 2.53GHz. I was successful installing a 250GB SSD in the DVD bay, and I'm able to boot from it. I did this by first installing OS X 10.9.4 on the SSD mounted into an external HD case, testing the system to see if it would boot up into the SSD, then installing the SSD and carrier in the DVD drive bay. The system now boots up from the SSD with no problems. If you are having installation problems, I recommend trying this method.

roger hall - Replica

This is really for step 23: reassembly

You can not get the orginal screws back in to hold the new optical drive replacement in place because there is a black plastic filler running along the front edge of the part. There is no place for the screw head to go. I had to remove some of the plastic to get the machine reassembled. Whoever tested this overlooked what I think is a major problem. How many macbook pros are out there with only one (maybe two if you're lucky) screw holding this thing in place?

I got extra screws and have no idea why. The bits included in the kit are poor and don't work on most of the screws. I had to use my own tools instead.

eetech - Replica

Hi,

I'm using a 13' MBP mid 2010 and I just swapped my HDD for a SSD. Al works perfectly fine!

So i bought the unibody laptop dual drive (from iFixit) and replaced the optical drive for the original HDD from my MBP. The installation with this guide went perfectly, however, the HDD is not recognized in disk utility.

I put the old HDD back on the original HDD bay, the HDD boots and works. I placed back the optical drive in the optical bay, also works. But when i put the HDD in the unibody laptop dual drive (iFixit), it is not recognized via the USB-port(however, the HDD starts spinning) or when installed in the optical bay.

So i think there is a software issue where my MBP does not recognize a HDD in the optical bay. Is there a way to force the OS to look for storage/HDD via the optical bay STATA cable?

All help is welcome!

Thanks,

Leon

Leon - Replica

Leon: did you fix your issue? I'm facing the same problem.

Rafael Borges -

No, afraid not..

Leon -

also having the same problem, not recognizing second hdd

cmaizan -

Same here: installed original hdd in optical bay and it won't mount. Tried it using the sata cable on different computer, and the drive spins, but doesn't mount either. Would love to get a fix (or at least an explanation) for this. The whole point was to add extra storage, but so far, no dice.

Simon Abrams -

Did you ever find a solution?

I installed mine, but the ssd I'm using was a bootable usb running Yosemite, and now that I plugged it in, I'm getting a circle with the slash through it when I try to boot to it, and I can't unmount it or reformat it from the recovery Disk Utility or in Mountain Lion on the stock hdd still inside.

drguttridge -

Same issue here unfortunately... new SSD in primary slot is recognized fine and allowed me to install OS X with no issues from USB. However, both during the install when booting from USB and post-install within the full El Capitan OS, I simply do not see any '2nd' hard drive in the system - for the record I just reused the same 500GB HDD that came with my MBP; and I ran the exhaustive System Profiler tests prior to doing any work to ensure I'd have no HW issues/surprises. Sure enough,. I can hear the mechanical drive churning as the power runs to it, so I know it's hooked up okay. For some reason the drive just isn't being recognized by the Mac OS. Hoping someone can help me resolve this so I don't feel bad about spending the [extra] money on the iFixit enclosure system vs. one of the cheaper alternatives I found online, sigh... Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

Brian M -

Figured I'd reply to my own message just above for those interested or following my situation. The 'churning' I heard was actually the left fan inside the system, which I managed to disassemble so I could lubricate the sleeve bearing with a touch of mineral oil - now it's as quiet as ever and works great. Also, I ordered a replacement optical SATA adapter cable from iFixit and this resolved my issue of accessing the hard drive moved to the optical slot inside the dual drive enclosure. Long story short - all of my issues are resolved thanks to some disassembly/repair work and new parts from iFixit!

Brian M -

Same problem happens, i don’t know how to fix that as well. Anyone has any idea? Thanks

jimmychan1007 -

Hi!

I followed the tutorial and everything works fine when I use an HDD 320 go but when I use the new HDD I bought which is an Hitachi 1T 7200T 2.5 P I have some trouble. The disk utily takes a long time to recognize the new hard drive and then starts not responding.

I tought my new HDD might be broken but when I use it with an external portable HDD Enclosure it works fine...

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Julie

Julie Odeursa - Replica

I do believe the max size HDD is a 750GB. 1TB might be too big. Though the ONLY place I found this stated was on iFixit. No where else.

zondervon -

I just have finished installing second SSD to my MBP (unibody 15` 2010).

First one was changed like one year ago. Samsung 500GB SSD. It is in my HDD bay and I'm running system from it.

Today I put a new Samsung 1TB 850 Evo 1 SSD in to my optic bay.

I encounter problem with SSD not recognized by Finder.

But It was recognized by Disk Utility.

What I did was I erase new SSD by Disk Utility. Then the new partition was created and now It has been seen by Finder.

So If you see it in Disk Utility just erased it.

Some extra info in under this link--> https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4...

Wish you all luck :)

rybafly - Replica

Hi all,

I did this and all seemed to be working fine, both drives showed up and all was good then about 20 minutes later i got a message saying that "the drive had been ejected incorrectly" or something like that. The drives have now disappeared from finder and Disk Utility. I took the SSD out of the superdrive caddy and put it in an external USB3 caddy, it's working fine. I even left this connected over night (all OK). This morning i put the SSD back into my Late 2011 MacBook and the same thing happened, 20ish minutes and then the eject message... Have i missed something?

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Steven Vacher - Replica

Dear iFixit

I changed my Hdd with an ssd using this guide. My hdd is now in a caddy where the optical drive used to be.

I can see my original drive ( Toshiba 500GB ) in the disk utility-app, but i can't reach my data on it.

When i take it out of the caddy again and put it in a external Hdd case, i can read it perfectly fine.

So there is nothing wrong with the hdd or the connection.

Is this a problem i can fix with software?

Thx for the help!

Jonas Lesage - Replica

Those were Phillips #00 in my case, not #0, on the small metal mounting bracket.

Oliver Creighton - Replica

  • Non buttare via questo disco! Puoi ancora usare l'unità ottica esternamente con l'aiuto del nostro cavo USB Unità Ottica Sata.

  • Allinea la spina del cavo SATA con la presa sull'unità e connettila bene.

  • Collega il connettore USB al tuo portatile e la tua unità ottica è pronta all'uso.

There is a small metal button in the front of the drive and you can use that to eject the drive if you were wondering.

Joseph Landry - Replica

my drive’s connector is nothing like that, and I’m wondering is it possible to connect it to another computer?

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Per riassemblare il dispositivo, seguire queste istruzioni in ordine inverso.

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Is there any drivers or anything that needs to be done on the Mac itself to install this hard drive? Can you use this hard drive to install applications onto as well?

Nathan - Replica

Here's something important to be aware of. DVD Player will not function without a physical dvd drive installed. This is even if you use DVD image files, which I do. The explanation I got is that without that optical drive DVD Player can't check regions. If you want to watch DVDs on your mac mini, even DVD image files, don't remove the optical drive.

Bob Church - Replica

Or, if you want to play dvd files just use vlc player... if vlc can't play it, it can't be played.

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Just added a 500 gig HD I had laying around to a 2007 Mac Mini I got on eBay.....worked like a charm. Thanks iFixit!

Alexsander Jevtich - Replica

although my optical bay hard drive enclosure did not use or have the bracket shown above with two Phillips #0 screws. And the hard drive had a different attachment system. The screws did not come in from the bottom. They came in from the side....no matter still a great solution.

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